Elizabeth “Ann” Roman, age 78, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
Ann was born September 29, 1942, in Escanaba, MI, the daughter of Josephine (Wagner) and Adolph John Roman. Upon graduating from Holy Name High School, she furthered her education at Northern Michigan University to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She continued on to work at OSF St. Francis Hospital for the next 50 years. Annie and friend Sue Wanic spearheaded the Serenity Garden at St. Francis Hospital. She was also a member of the OSF Women in Philanthropy.
Ann was involved in many organizations throughout the community and beyond. She had a passion for serving Veterans and was the Delta County Veterans Counselor for many years. She was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans, and a board member of the UP Honor Flight Legacy. Ann was a guardian on several Upper Peninsula Honor Flights. She was an officer for the Eagles Club 1088, and a member of the UP Steam and Gas Engine Association.
Ann also loved children, donating to any organization that bettered a child’s life. She also donated to POW-MIA Hot Air Balloon Team.
Ann is survived by Nancy Gage, the daughter she never had. She had friends in every avenue of her life and will be missed dearly.
Ann was preceded in death by her Parents.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. A service honoring Ann’s life will follow at 4:00 PM. A reception will be held at the Eagles Club in Escanaba. Ann will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, April 30, at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans http://www.supportmiveterans.org and the UP Honor Flight http://www.upperpeninsulahonorflight.org/. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Roman family.